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Cajun Shrimp & Grits

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 oz. tasso ham, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/4 lbs. shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 2 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fat-free milk (almond milk ok to sub)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions

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Preparation

Step 1

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham; saute 2 minutes or until edges are golden. Add onion; saute 2 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1 minute. Add shrimp to pan, sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Cook 3 minutes, turning once. Add 1/4 cup water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Remove from heat; add butter, stirring to melt. Cover and keep warm.

2. Bring milk, salt, and 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Gradually add grits and cook until thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove grits from heat. Add cheese. Stir with a whisk until cheese melts.

3. Spoon grits evenly onto 6 plates. Top with shrimp and ham mixture. Sprinkle with green onions.

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